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Summary report on the Arthur's Seat rockfall, Edinburgh, February 2007

Golledge, N.R.. 2007 Summary report on the Arthur's Seat rockfall, Edinburgh, February 2007. British Geological Survey, 13pp. (IR/07/033) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the geological context of a small rockfall event from exposed bedrock faces on the southern side of Arthur’s Seat, near the locality known as Samson’s Ribs approximately two kilometres southeast of Edinburgh city centre. Rockfall from the cliffs resulted in debris lying in the road and some minor damage to a stone wall. Consequently the road was closed until the debris could be removed and an inspection of the slope carried out. The rockfall probably occurred as a result of prolonged and intensive rainfall, combined with strong winds.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Physical Hazards
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Edinburgh, Rockfalls
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 23 Jun 2009 15:33
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7554

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